Top 277 Discrimination Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Discrimination Quotes from famous people such as Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, William Godwin, Kemi Badenoch, Donna Brazile, Punit Renjen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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If you don’t have a lens that’s been trained to look at how various forms of discrimination come together, you’re unlikely to develop a set of policies that will be as inclusive as they need to be.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Religion is the most important of all things: the great point of discrimination that divides the man from the brute. It is our special prerogative that we can converse with that which we cannot see and believe in that the existence of which is reported to us by none of our senses.
William Godwin
It is important to tackle racial discrimination. But these matters must be handled sensitively.
Kemi Badenoch
At the same time that Donald Trump was facing a federal discrimination lawsuit for refusing to rent to minority families, Hillary Clinton risked her own safety to seek out the truth, to comfort the afflicted, and to make a home for justice where there was none. It was at the Children’s Defense Fund that I met Hillary.
Donna Brazile
What I would say is that if someone faces discrimination, they should never back down. They should be self-confident and educate others not to have such an attitude.
Punit Renjen
Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited, and where the people can live freely? Never! I can assure you, they will never fight against either the Soviet Union or the peoples’ democracies.
Paul Robeson
Seek out your brothers and sisters of other cultures and join together in building alliances to put an end to all forms of racial discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice. There are people of good will of all races, religions, and nations who will join you in common quest for the betterment of society.
Bernice King
Facebook is a known behemoth corporate monopoly. It has exposed at least 87 million people’s data, enabled foreign propaganda and perpetuated discrimination. We shouldn’t be begging for Facebook’s endorsement of laws, or for Mark Zuckerberg’s promises of self-regulation.
Zephyr Teachout
We hold that an employer is vicariously liable for actionable discrimination caused by a supervisor, but subject to an affirmative defense looking to the reasonableness of the employer’s conduct as well as that of a plaintiff victim.
David Souter
Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.
It is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. So we don’t. Rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color ‘criminals’ and then engage in all the practices we supposedly left behind.
Michelle Alexander
I’ve been atheist since I became aware of the term, but my material is not all about religion – not by a long shot – and when I do address the topic, it is to point out where religiosity meets discrimination.
Tim Minchin
As I grew up, I began to discover a little bit about the situation of black people in America and experienced an immediate empathy with the victims of such senseless discrimination. Because although the Turks were never slaves, they were regarded as enemies within Europe because of their Muslim beliefs.
Ahmet Ertegun
When I think about our HBCUs, I think of icons like my mentor Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina State graduate, who fought against discrimination and segregation, and continues to champion for civil rights and equality.
Jaime Harrison
Making our communities safer for all Americans, combatting longstanding prejudices, and ending discrimination should be issues where we can find common ground.
Abigail Spanberger
I suggest that those groups whose culture and values stress delayed gratification – education, hard work, success, and ambition – are those groups that succeed in America, regardless of discrimination.
Richard Lamm
Historically marginalized populations have already had less access to wealth and credit building opportunities, and the continued use of credit histories to set auto insurance pricing compounds racial discrimination and exacerbates wealth inequality.
Rashida Tlaib
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
Carl T. Rowan
I think that we need to make sure that we have frank conversations about race and color and discrimination within this country.
Daniel Cameron
I don’t know why there is a discrimination between women and men entrepreneurs. Those who are doing their job should just be seen as professionals and not women or men.
Shilpa Shetty
Because of the discrimination during my time as a teenager I decided to live my life as I want it.
Conchita Wurst
Democracy in Myanmar cannot be achieved with discrimination and gross violations of human rights.
Winnie Byanyima
I feel that discrimination and hierarchy is something that people have to face constantly.
Radhika Apte
It wasn’t until I got to Cambridge that I discovered active discrimination against women.
Mary Beard
The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.
John Lewis
NAFTA was conceived to avoid discrimination against goods. A U.S.-Mexico treaty on immigration should be devised to prevent discrimination against people.
Denise Dresser
There are a lot of leaders that talk about ending things like oppression – whether it’s discrimination or getting a job – but the reason for all of this stuff is somebody’s making a profit off our backs. That’s the reason why black people were brought here in the first place. It was a profit motive.
Boots Riley
I’m not in favor of any discrimination of any form.
Rand Paul
I really value and appreciate Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju’s contribution in spearheading the historic judgement of decriminalisation of Section 377 in India. Their relentless efforts and fight against the discrimination and violence faced by the LGBTQ community in India was a ray of hope for many of us.
Dutee Chand
All polling places should be safe, without discrimination against any religion.
Lois Frankel
It is necessary that we eliminate the scourge of terrorism in all its forms, without any discrimination, and end the ecosystem of its support.
Sushma Swaraj
Before I came out, people always asked me math question

Before I came out, people always asked me math questions. But once I became a woman, they stopped. There’s unintended discrimination.
Vivienne Ming
At a time when efforts are being made to eradicate discrimination between the sexes in the search for social equality and justice, the differences between the sexes are being rediscovered.
Carol Gilligan
Nowadays, most women just assume they have a right to be in the workplace, and any kind of discrimination they suffer is sort of more creeping.
Romola Garai
Institutionalized discrimination is bad for people and for societies. Widespread discrimination is also bad for economies. There is clear evidence that when societies enact laws that prevent productive people from fully participating in the workforce, economies suffer.
Jim Yong Kim
Legal discrimination between the sexes is, in almost every instance, founded on outmoded views of society and the pre-scientific beliefs about psychology and physiology. It is time to sweep away these relics of the past and set further generations free of them.
Shirley Chisholm
The caricature of me in 1986 was not correct. I do not harbor the kind of animosity and race-based discrimination ideas that I was accused of. I did not.
Jeff Sessions
I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
Charles B. Rangel
I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States, because of that terror of discrimination.
Josephine Baker
In 2017, it’s discouraging that it seems like we’re going backward. And that’s not just because of Trump; that’s because we, as humans, condone discrimination; it’s a human issue. It’s part of something bigger.
J Balvin
Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations.
Theodor W. Adorno
Decision by decision, Justice Ginsburg reaffirmed the ideals of our Constitution and our shared values of fairness, equality, and opportunity. Her judicial opinions on voting rights, gender discrimination, and same-sex marriage made this country stronger and will continue to ring out through the ages.
Mikie Sherrill
TV industry pays us as much as the leading guy or probably more. All our shows are women-oriented, and all the TV actresses are getting paid well. There is absolutely no discrimination over here.
Anita Hassanandani Reddy
Wage discrimination lasts forever. The disparity haunts women beyond their years in the labor force, impacting how much they save for retirement and ultimately receive in Social Security benefits.
Letitia James
As someone who escaped religious persecution in Lebanon and whose parents were kidnapped in Beirut, I fully support the protection of all individuals from institutional discrimination. That said, I am weary of the ethos of victimhood that has parasitized our culture.
Gad Saad
The discrimination that women face cuts across nationality, caste or class and age. It doesn’t matter where you live or how much money you have, women have always been dictated to about what they should wear and how they should behave.
Konkona Sen Sharma
In the struggle against sexual discrimination on Wall Street, Pamela K. Martens is a latter-day Rosa Parks – a woman who, metaphorically speaking, refused to sit in the back of the bus.
Gary Weiss
Latinos come from different countries, and they tend to segregate with only their country instead of embracing all the other countries, because in reality, all the Latinos are going through the same experiences of discrimination and racism.
Andrea Navedo